Pesto Pizza

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Fellow pesto lovers I’ve got another great recipe for you!  This recipe combines two of my loves… pizza and pesto into a delicious spin of Pesto Pizza.

Pesto Pizza

I love pizza… I mean I could eat it almost every day and not get sick of it.  But a little variety is good, right.  So why not replace your pizza sauce with pesto sauce?



I made my favorite pizza dough up and once it had risen I got to work.

Do you use a pizza stone for making homemade pizza?  I do and LOVE them!  We make pizza every week, so our stone has gotten a LOT of use over the past 15 years and it’s still going strong.

After rolling out the dough I spread some pesto sauce on it.

I kept it simple with just some mozzerella cheese and some Italian tomatoes.


I finished up with some dried basil and baked it off… yummers!

Pesto Pizza
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
29 mins

A great alternative to marinara on a pizza is pesto sauce.  Here's how I make my pesto pizza!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: pizza
  • Favorite Pizza Dough
  • Pesto Sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Italian Tomatoes I get mine in a can - already seasoned and delicious
  • Dried basil
  1. Preheat your oven with your pizza stone at 400 degrees.
  2. Roll out your favorite pizza dough and place on your hot pizza stone.
  3. Spread the pesto sauce on top of the dough.
  4. Sprinkle your grated mozzarella cheese on top and finish with the Italian tomatoes and dried basil.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 14-16 minutes.

Serve it hot and enjoy this delicious pesto pizza!


Is there anything better than anything with melted cheese?

I hope you get a chance to try this pizza shakeup.

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